People You Need To Know: Canan Dagdeviren – Bending Electronic Boundaries.

No Comment 215 Views

Worried about skin cancer or whether that expensive new face cream you bought is actually having an effect? Materials scientist Canan Dagdeviren can help you with that. On the MIT list of ‘35 Innovators Under 35‘ and the Forbes list of ‘30 Under 30‘, Dagdeviren has built a flexible new class of biomedical electronics around the size of a bandaid, that contains a tiny sensor and battery embedded in a translucent patch of stretchy rubber, able to detect variations in skin density more accurately than a doctor’s fingers. Turns out, it can be used as an effective, early detection system for skin cancer and to avoid unnecessary biopsies. 

“Dagdeviren is now a postdoctoral researcher at Harvard and MIT, but while still a PhD student at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, she also developed a device that can be permanently implanted inside the body and harvest energy from the movements of organs. It can send that power directly to devices like pacemakers or be used to charge a battery. Today, pacemaker batteries are bulky and need to be surgically replaced every five to eight years.” This technology will completely eliminate that need.

 

 

 

About the author

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked (required)

PINPOINTED PREVIOUSLY: Better Work.

Recent Posts
Subscribe

If you're interested in a customized version of our weekly newsletter for your industry please reach out to emma@playbiginc.com. We have versions brewing for the Food, Restaurant, Luxury Travel and Entertainment industries, and would love to synthesize all this learning for you!

CONTACT US

NANCY GIORDANO 

Founder | Brand Futurist

Play Big Inc: Inspired guides to the new economy

email | twitter | linkedin 

TEDxAustin | TEDxYouth@ Austin 


EMMA PEZZACK 

Cultural Synthesist | Content Director

email: emma@playbiginc.com 


JEFF SHARPE

Design Instigator | Experience Architect 

email: jeffrey@playbiginc.com